Official White House China

Official White House China

1789 to the Present

Book - 1999
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Looks at more than 200 years of porcelains purchased for presidential entertaining

Blackwell North Amer
Evoking distinguished gatherings of royalty, diplomats, politicians, and celebrities at the nation's First Table, Official White House China documents more than 200 years of porcelains purchased for presidential entertaining. From George Washington's personally selected French and Chinese porcelains to the gold-encrusted American china used for state dinners throughout the years, this book reveals trends in taste and culture that reflect both personal and national aspirations.
This Second Edition has added essays by White House curators that enrich the original text and offer new information on porcelain acquired for the White House since 1975.

Publisher: New York : Harry N. Abrams, c1999
Edition: 2nd ed
ISBN: 9780810939936
0810939932
Characteristics: 303 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm

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